Gas Drops Below $3 a gallon on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities

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Gas prices at a few stations have dropped below $3 a gallon on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities.

The Phillips 66 station and the Jewel-Osco gas station at Moline's City Line Plaza had gas at just $2.99 a gallon Monday, October 28, 2013. The two gas stations are right across the street from one another.

Last month, the average price for a gallon of gas was $3.57 a gallon in Illinois. This month, prices are already at $3.41 a gallon.

"It is huge," Rock Island resident Gary Misner said. "It's nice for everyone to get a break with the economy being real tough, so it's really nice."

Gas prices could hit an average of $3.15 across the country by December. The statewide average for gas in both Illinois and Iowa is still above $3 a gallon, according to The last time both Illinois and Iowa had state-wide averages below $3 was October of 2010, according to the same website.

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